Discovering King's Cross

Discovering King's Cross

A Pop-Up Book

  1. Texts by Michael Palin
  2. and Dan Cruickshank
  • ISBN 9781908714022
  • 29.00 x 25.00 cm
  • Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)
  • 16pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout including 1 pop-up
  • First published 2012
  • Distributed on behalf of Cicada

King’s Cross station is one of London’s iconic buildings

Its tough, functional exterior is a prototype of modern architecture in the 20th Century, and stands in stark opposition to the neo-Gothic extravagance of its neighbour St Pancras.

After many decades of partial-neglect, King’s Cross has finally received the renovation it has always deserved by John McAslan and Partners, the architects behind such notable projects as the Camden Roundhouse, the De La War Pavillion and Dalston Junction. With a fabulous new concourse and a painstaking restoration of original features hidden for far too long behind botched 1970s extensions.

Discovering King’s Cross, aimed at older children and adults, pays tribute to this magnificent building. It brings the history and context of the station to life with fantastic illustration and collage, bright and accessible text, interactive elements throughout and a single, spectacular pop-up of the station by one of the most established paper engineers in the country.